WHAT IS A CLUSTER ?
“Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses and institutions in a sector. The clusters cover a set of related industries and other entities important for competitiveness. They include, for example, specialized product suppliers, such as components, machinery, services and specialized infrastructure providers. Clusters go beyond distribution channels and consumers; they include complementary product manufacturers and companies linked by skills, technology or common inputs. Finally, several clusters include government or other institutions, such as universities, agencies, training institutes and business associations.”
- (Porter, M.E. (1998). « Clusters and the New Economics of Competition », Harvard Business Review, November-December 1998.)
PORTRAIT OF THE SECTOR
Profile of Greater Montréal’s Life Sciences and Health Technologies Industry
A Montréal InVivo initiative, the Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LSHT) Cluster of the Greater Montréal, this profile paints a promotional portrait of LSHT industry.
It focuses in particular on the main companies and organizations as well as all of the sector's highlights. The publication also contains several testimonials of leaders who illustrate the industry's wide range of expertise and creative synergy.